Charlo believes he has been treated unfairly by the WBO

Current undisputed super-welterweight world champion Jermell Charlo has spoken of his displeasure learning that he will be stripped of his WBO world title as soon as the opening bell is struck when he steps in the ring to face current undisputed super-middleweight world champion, Canelo Alvarez.

The pair will meet on September 30th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, in an event which is being billed as ‘Undisputed vs Undisputed.’

Charlo will move up two-weight classes to face Canelo on the date in question, which has forced the WBO to remove the title on September 30th. Charlo remains the undisputed champion at 154 lbs purely for marketing and promotional purposes.

Unbeaten Australian and current interim WBO champion, Tim Tszyu, will be elevated to full champion status once Charlo’s fight with Canelo has commenced. Charlo had been due to defend his undisputed mantle against Tszyu on January 28th in Las Vegas; however, he was forced to withdraw following sustaining two broken bones in his left hand before the Christmas period, which rendered him unavailable for the January date.

When speaking to reporters at Tuesday’s press conference between himself and Canelo, Charlo voiced his displeasure at the WBO and feels he has been treated unjustly.

“I think it’s unfair. You know, the WBO has been at my neck for a very long time. When I injured my hand, they were, ‘Hey, you need to submit this.’ I’m going back and forth to the doctors, having to do fucking CAT scans and MRIs and all kinda shit. And like they didn’t believe it at first, bro. Somebody else gets hurt or somethin’, and they just allow the shit to be what it is.

“So, I feel like if they really cared or really if they rocked with me, they would take my X-rays and MRIs and all of that and assess it themselves, instead of tryin’ to like hassle a dude. You know what I mean? So, I feel like it’s cool, whatever. I’m still undisputed, no matter what. I’m undisputed to my children, I’m undisputed to my family, I’m undisputed to the boxing world. And that’s it. I’m cool with that.”